Are there any AV Rescue cd:s that can update via LAN?

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  1. ako

    ako Registered Member

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    Any of these?

    Kaspersky
    Avira
    F-Secure
    Panda
    BitDefender
    DrWeb
    GData
    AVG

    Other?
     
  2. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    I have successfully updated Kaspersky and Avira on my Home Network through a "wired" Cable/DSL Router. I have not tried any of the other ones.
     
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  3. ako

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    thanks
     
  4. TheKid7

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    Today, I tested the following Rescue CD’s on one of my Windows XP Pro PC’s. The PC has two physical internal SATA hard drives (3 partitions on one and 2 partitions on the other). A feature that I like to see in a Rescue CD when I scan my own PC’s is the option to scan and report only. This is because any AV program can make a mistake. On the “Not Sure” for scan and report only, I halted the scan since I did not know if files would be automatically cleaned/quarantined.

    Panda SafeCD:

    Malware Signature Update Successful: Yes
    All Hard Drives/Partitions Recognized: Yes
    Scan/Report Only Option Clearly Available: Yes

    DrWeb Rescue CD:

    Malware Signature Update Successful: No (Firefox could get on the web.)
    All Hard Drives/Partitions Recognized: Yes
    Scan/Report Only Option Clearly Available: Yes (Default)

    AVG Rescue CD:

    Malware Signature Update Successful: Yes
    All Hard Drives/Partitions Recognized: Yes
    Scan/Report Only Option Clearly Available: Not Sure

    Bitdefender Rescue CD:

    Malware Signature Update Successful: Yes
    All Hard Drives/Partitions Recognized: Yes
    Scan/Report Only Option Clearly Available: Not Sure

    F-Secure Rescue CD:

    Malware Signature Update Successful: Yes (Update process took a long time.)
    All Hard Drives/Partitions Recognized: Yes
    Scan/Report Only Option Clearly Available: Not Sure

    It appears that the easiest to use of the above is the Bitdefender Rescue CD. Once you accepted the license agreement, the malware signatures were updated automatically and the scan was automatically started. Bitdefender also looks like it would be user friendly for a data recovery CD to copy files off the hard drives of an unbootable Windows PC to a USB stick or USB hard drive.

    Somehow during the above tests my Window XP Pro clock got changed to GMT time while it was set at Central Standard Time. I manually changed the time back 5 hours.
     
  5. TheKid7

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    From the BitDefender manual I found out the following:

    Step 1: AntiMalware Scan

    "The Step 2 of the scanning process will let you fix all the detected issues. You can choose an overall action to be taken for each group of issues or you can select separate actions for each issue."

    Step 3: Results Summary

    Also, the AVG Rescue CD will apparently allow you to select what action to take on any or all of the detected items:

    http://free.avg.com/us-en/226162#scan

    It looks like the F-Secure Rescue CD may not give you a choice of what to do with detected files. F-Secure just "renames" any malicious files found.
     
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